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  • Micro Reflections upon a Surgery

    Anatomy is
    But a furious landscape
    Cells divide, collide

    Conversations end
    Moments between the lines
    Consciousness crumbles

    Minutes or eternity
    Without difference

    The organ removed
    Through the middle incision
    Held inside a bag

    Flesh once unobserved
    Now pretty pink incisions
    Make imperfect scars

    How much does it hurt?
    On a scale of one to ten
    I count each ache twice

    My biology
    Body parts no longer mine
    Sutures conceal loss

    How many syllables
    In the pucker of these scars
    Mending my many wounds

  • 12 Days of Haikus for Christmas

    No. 1
    I see the landscape
    Uneven, ravaged corpus
    Devils in the dust

    No. 2
    Glass shards on a road
    Strange courage walking barefoot
    Among shining stars

    No. 3
    Angry rain rushes
    Cresting rivers, rising tides
    The land washed away

    No. 4
    Light punctures the night
    Constellation of rhinestones
    Who can tell heaven?

    No. 5
    Streams meander
    Bending currents around banks
    Back to beginnings

    No. 6
    Days in December
    Afternoons dark and shuttered 

    No. 7
    Mired in doubt, look above
    Cloud from cloud, and some combine
    Solace in science and art

    No. 8
    Rain wakes languid sleep 
    Beating hard against the hour
    Heavy heaves the huntress

    No. 9
    Sun, lazy to rise 
    Drowsy eye amidst the clouds
    Slumbering daydream

    No. 10
    Daylight dims, stars gone 
    Shadows disappear from view
    The sun standing still

    No. 11
    Wild winds whirl through trees
    Lifting the hem of king tides
    The beach now is empty

    No. 12
    A low sky, stars spark 
    Sea and shore close their divide
    Gravity unbound